Francis Urban Thomeczek Jr., 72, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Born December 27, 1936 in Leslie, MO, he was the son of Francis Urban and Ida Marie (Schmidt) Thomeczek Sr. He was a member of Teamsters Local #525 and worked in furnace repair for Thomeczek Oil beginning in 1969. He retired October 22, 1999 after 30 years of service in the Alton area. He served in the U.S. Navel Reserve. On January 21, 1956 in Cottleville, MO he married the former Carole Jean Johnston. They later divorced. Surviving is a daughter, Michelle Pruett and her husband Jeff of Wood River, two sons; Michael Thomeczek and his wife Jennifer of Godfrey, and Mark Allen Thomeczek of Jacksonville, IL, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four brothers; Joseph Thomeczek of Gerald, MO, Daniel Thomeczek of Gerald, MO, William Thomeczek of Wentzville, MO, and Bernard Thomeczek of Godfrey, and six sisters; Evelyn Schotte of Pittsburgh, MO, Carolyn Thomeczek of St. Charles, MO, Delores Bevil of Richview, IL, Patricia Leavitt of St. Charles, MO, Diane Ohmes of Foley, MO, and Sharon Brohammer of New Melle, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, David Thomeczek. Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday. Father Donald Patrick Gibbons will officiate. Burial with full military rites by VFW Post 1308 will be at the Godfrey Cemetery.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
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